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MIAMA is pleased to announce our next Regional Meeting. Join MIAMA, the Chemours Company, along with the NHL to learn about refrigerant alternatives and tour the Tria Rink at the Treasure Island Center.
The regional meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 20th. The main topic to discuss is the upcoming R-22 refrigerant phase out and learn about alternative solutions and/or available financing options through the National Hockey League.
The meeting will take place from 8:30am until 11am at:
Tria Rink
400 Wabasha St. N
Saint Paul, Minnesota
The NHL will bring their official refrigerant solutions partner, Chemours, to discuss their Opteon line. Opteon™ could provide the optimal balance of performance, safety and sustainability for your rink.
As part of the meeting, we will also tour the TRIA Rink to see the innovative conversion of the old Macy’s Department Store into a state of the art ice rink practice facility for the Minnesota Wild.
Breakfast and light refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP to Jon Balvance – jbalvance@miama.org by Monday, February 18th.
If you have any questions on the meet-up topic or if you want to learn more about Opteon, please contact Omar Mitchell omitchell@nhl.com
Industry-News-1
Duluth, MN: AMSOIL Arena to Host 2020 Ice Breakers Tournament
Two Harbors, MN: North Shore coach Guzzo set to put career on ice
Brookings, SD: Council approves $3.7M Larson Ice Center bid
Cloquet, MN: Wilderness Renew Contract With Arena in Cloquet
Fargo, ND: Gruesome hockey injury renews debate over neck guards
United States: Ice Rink Professionals Facebook Group
Industry News is compiled from national & local media reports, social media and member submissions. Please send news to: jbalvance@miama.org
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Save the Date:
The 2019 MIAMA Spring Workshop will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at Red Baron Arena & Expo in Marshall, MN.
Registration information will be available soon.
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RINKFINDER.COM UPDATE:

MIAMA rolled out the new rinkfinder.com platform on Monday, March 19, 2018.
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Arena Managers – If you notice any issues uploading ice, please contact
Dean Mulso @ dmulso@miama.org and
Jon Balvance @ jbalvance@miama.org
Below is the latest set of instructions.
Rinkfinder.com Instructions – June 2018
There is a very important 1st step of changing your sites admin email from mike@icetimefinder.com to your email address.
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If there is any movement within the industry, please send an email to MIAMA Communications Director Jon Balvance @ jbalvance@miama.org
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The 2019 MIAMA Fall Conference will be held from September 3-6, 2019 at Sugar Lake Lodge in Cohasset, MN. Registration will open in June 2019.
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If you or someone at your facility would like to be spotlighted on the MIAMA.org website, please contact the MIAMA Communications Director Jon Balvance at:jbalvance@miama.org
October 17, 2018 – MIAMA Member Spotlight: Pete Carlson
October 2, 2018 – MIAMA President Member Spotlight: Katie Broderick
September 26, 2018 – MIAMA Member Spotlight: Cale Politoski
The Member Spotlight letter is located here: 2018 MIAMA Member Spotlight Letter
This is a great opportunity for members of MIAMA to get to know a little bit more about each other.
To date we have spotlighted 39 Arena Members, 2 Vendor Members and 1 Alumni Vendors.
MIAMA has now added a section on the website where all Member Spotlights can be accessed on one page.
MIAMA Member Spotlights
Your MIAMA Board of Directors thanks you for your consideration!
questions
If you have any questions you would like sent to the membership for discussion, please send an email to the MIAMA Communications Director Jon Balvance at: jbalvance@miama.org
job openings
Eagan, MN: Skating School Coordinator – City of Eagan, MN
Open until filled
Job Postings: If your facility has a job opening and you would like it listed here, please send the job posting website link via email to MIAMA Communications Director Jon Balvance @ jbalvance@miama.org There is no charge, just another added feature of being a MIAMA member.
How to post your job posting on www.miama.org:
1. Log in to www.miama.org
2. Go to “Job Postings – Classifieds”
listed along the right side of the main page in Red
3. Click on “Place Ad”
in the left middle of the page and enter all necessary information.
4. That is all you need to do to post your job posting.
Job Postings on MIAMA.org
Vendor-Spotlight

B32 Engineering Group, Inc.

Scott Ward is excited to announce his new ice rink engineering company, B32 Engineering Group, Inc. We have the same experienced ice rink engineers, designers and support team as we did with Stevens and we are located in the same office building.
Our new contact information is:
B32 Engineering Group, Inc.
2211 O’Neil Road
Hudson WI 54016
651.256.3090
www.b32eng.com
We look forward to the excitement of the new year and continuing to work with you on your ice rink projects. Please feel free to call us any time at our office at 651.256.3090 or email me at scott.ward@b32eng.com. Thank you for business over the years!
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The 2019 MIAMA Board Meetings are as follows:
Tuesday, May 7th: Marshall, MN – 5:00pm
Wednesday, July 10th: Delano Sports Center – 9:30am
Tuesday, September 3rd: Sugar Lake Lodge – TBD
Wednesday, October 2nd: Apple Valley Community Center – 9:30am
All MIAMA Board Meetings are open to the membership. For more information, please contact MIAMA Administrative Assistant Dean Mulso at: dmulso@miama.org or MIAMA Communications Director Jon Balvance at: jbalvance@miama.org

2019 MIAMA Full Membership Vendors

All American Feb 2018
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Arena Warehouse
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B 32
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Carlson Stewert 2018
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Master Electric testt Logo 2018
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February 18, 2019: MIAMA around the Rink – Bi-weekly e-newsletter